Josh Cook has been announced as Power Maxed Racing's second driver for the 2015 British Touring Car Championship, after finishing runner-up in the Renault Clio Cup last season.

The 23-year-old will join the Warwickshire-based team alongside the already announced Dave Newsham. Cook secured six race victories in last year's Clio Cup and took the record for the most podium finishes and most laps led in 2014. He will race under the #RacingforHeroes charity banner in the team's second Chevrolet Cruze saloon car.

"The realisation that I will be lining up on the BTCC grid has not yet sunk in," Cook said. "I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Cruze and battle it out, although I am under no illusions of the challenge that lies ahead. The recent team changes at Power Maxed Racing, including the appointment of Martin Broadhurst as team manager fill me with confidence that this will be a long and successful partnership."

Team principal Adam Weaver says he is delighted to welcome Cook to the team and hopes the driver can develop into a genuine challenger in BTCC.

"I'm excited to have Josh on board, he's excelled throughout his career and it's great to be helping him realise his dream and his potential of racing in the BTCC," Weaver said. "Josh will add a good dose of youth and enthusiasm to the team and I'm sure both he and Dave will keep each other on their toes and spur each other on."

The team has a test schedule planned ahead of the first round at Brands Hatch and will unveil its livery at the BTCC season launch on the 24th March.



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